Chron.com – NFL cheerleaders from Week 2

The Houston Chronicle posted a gallery of cheerleader images from Week 2.   Click here to view the gallery…more NFL cheerleaders goodness!

 

Chron.com – NFL cheerleaders from Week 1

The Houston Chronicle posted a gallery of cheerleader images from Week 1.  These are images from various news services, such as AP and Getty Images, and are quite nice.  Click here to view the gallery…because you know we just cannot get enough of NFL cheerleaders!

NFL.com’s Best of 2017 NFL Cheerleaders: Week 1

NFL.com has posted a photo essay of the best cheerleader photos from Week 1.  It is truly amazing to see the quality of images that working professional photographers, in this case from Associated Press, can do with their images.  Truly spectacular.  Click here to view the page.

 

 

Los Angeles Rams Cheerleaders Photos from Week 1

We kick off the regular season with the Los Angeles Rams Cheerleaders!  The Rams have uploaded a gallery of cheerleader images from week 1 of the regular season.  Click here to view the gallery.

SI.com Lovely Lady of the Day: Los Angeles Rams Cheerleader MaCall Manor

Sports Illustrated used to post a weekly gallery of NFL cheerleaders on their website, but that may be no longer the case as an astute reader noted.  They did post a feature on Los Angeles Rams Cheerleader MaCall Manor last week in their Lovely Lady of the Day section.  Click here to view SI.com’s gallery.

Let’s hope Sports Illustrated continues it’s coverage of professional cheerleaders.  They’ve done an excellent job in the past and it would be a shame for it to end.

Los Angeles Rams Cheerleaders Photos from Preseason Week 3

The Los Angeles Rams have uploaded a gallery of cheerleader images from preseason week 3.  Click here to view the gallery.

Battle For Los Angeles – The 2017 Los Angeles Rams Cheerleaders

This past weekend, the Los Angeles Chargers battled the Los Angeles Rams for the title, “best team in L.A.”.  Okay, I made that one up.  It was just another preseason game, but there was a significance here.  Both teams are desperately trying to establish a strong fan base in their newly adopted city.  Battle lines have been drawn and there are passionate fans for both teams…unfortunately, not a whole lot of them showed up at the Coliseum to cheer on their team.  Frankly, it was a little disappointing considering this is a game with two teams residing in the second most populous city in the country.  But it was a preseason game and few teams sell out their stadiums for preseason games.  

One way to build a fan base is to have a cheerleading squad and to leverage that brand.  I guess this is where UltimateCheerleaders.com comes in because we were fortunate to be granted media access to the Rams game against the visiting Chargers and no one covers cheerleaders like we do on game days.  I guess its because other media outlets are more interested in covering game action.  That’s understandable.

I eagerly anticipated this special occasion because anytime you get to photograph the Los Angeles Rams Cheerleaders up close and personal, it is a special occasion.  But when game day came around, I had one of the worst situations a photographer could experience…I broke my main shooting lens, my 70-300 L telephoto lens!  I’m not exactly sure what happened, but shortly before player introductions, I noticed my telephoto zoom lens was locked at 220mm and the focus, both manual and auto-focus, ceased to function.  I “bricked” my telephoto zoom lens and I would have to shoot the Rams Cheerleaders with my 24-70 L wide angle zoom. 

It’s not an ideal circumstance…to have to use a wide angle zoom, but it’s was the only option left for me.  That meant I had to shoot rather close to the cheerleaders instead a bit farther away, which I prefer to do with my telephoto lens.  Perhaps it was a bit too close…certainly for my tastes, but it is what it is and I was not going to let this misfortune stop me from getting the very best images I could get.

Shooting the Rams Cheerleaders that close wasn’t what I wanted to do…it was what I had to do. 

And this is what I got for my troubles.

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My thanks to Director Keely Fimbres-Bledsoe, the Rams Cheerleaders, and the Rams Media Relations staff for this wonderful experience. 

Breaking my primary lens put a damper on what I wanted to accomplish, but we soldiered on and the following is a visual documentation of my game day experience.  So let’s take a more in depth look at the 2017 Los Angeles Rams Cheerleaders.

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Los Angeles Rams Cheerleaders Photos from Preseason Week 1

The Los Angeles Rams have uploaded a gallery of cheerleader images from preseason week 1.  Click here to view the gallery.

Countdown to P-R-O 2017: T-minus 10 Days and Counting!

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Sativa-Skye of the Los Angeles Rams.

2017 Los Angeles Rams Cheerleaders Announced

The Los Angeles Rams held their final auditions for their 2017 cheerleading squad at USC’s Bovard Auditorium Sunday.  At the conclusion of the event, the 2017 squad was announced.

And a special congratulations to the six former Ladies of Ontario Fury (Stephanie, Veronica, Courtney, Sativa-Skye, Alex and Madison) who made the team.

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Los Angeles Rams Cheerleaders Audition Photos – The Prelims

The Los Angeles Rams Cheerleaders held their preliminary auditions this past Sunday at USC’s Galen Center. To view the photos, please clck here and here.

2017 Los Angeles Rams Cheerleaders Audition Dates – March 19

Join the World Renowned Los Angeles Rams Cheerleaders

“We are seeking professional, glamourous, talented candidates to be part of our team. Our cheerleaders represent the Rams organization not only on the field, but also throughout the community, both nationally and across the globe.”

   –  Keely Fimbres-Bledsoe Director of Special Events and Cheerleaders

Established in 1968, the Rams Cheerleaders have a rich history of memorable home game performances. Off the field, the team participates in more than 1,500 hours of community service annually, represents the organization at events and media appearances, and are profiled across a variety of Rams’ media assets.

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Workshops
March 11 & 12

Sign up now to guarantee a spot to receive your introduction to the Rams style of dance as you begin to prepare for auditions.

Preliminary Audition
March 19, Round 1

Learn new choreography and perform alongside other participants as you audition to become a cheerleader for the Los Angeles Rams.

Final Audition
April 2

Candidates who advance past the preliminary auditions are required to participate in an interview, additional training and rehearsals leading up to the final auditions, which will be held at The Bovard Theatre, USC.

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For more information, please click here.

Los Angeles Rams Cheerleaders in Hong Kong

The Los Angeles Rams Cheerleaders are in Hong Kong to help celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year and here are some photos from their international escapades.  Check back here regularly as we update this page with their further exploits in H.K.

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2017 Pro Bowl Cheerleaders – Los Angeles Rams Cheerleader Melissa

The Los Angeles Rams have announced first year cheerleader Melissa as their 2017 Pro Bowl Cheerleader.